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Simon Denny December 18th, 2007 02:04 PM

Viewing Auto Gain
 
Can I view what the camera wants for Auto Gain? Much like the iris control.
I would'nt have a clue what the camera wants and this used to be a great reference point for me with the PD170.

Cheers
Simon

Ben Winter December 21st, 2007 01:26 PM

Unfortunately no. But take it from me and a lot of other users here that you don't want anything above 3dB, and what you want is much more important. If zebras are telling you things are a bit dark, bump the gain up a little, but in general, look elsewhere to brighten up your image. Ideally gain should not be used at all, and at worst, as a last resort, at 3 dB.

Adam Gold December 21st, 2007 02:22 PM

You can also set the maximum amount of gain you're willing to allow in a Picture Profile and just use that all the time...


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